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Purdue tuition grant aimed at middle-income Hoosier families

Purdue University is launching another way to make tuition more affordable.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 11:59 AM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 5:39 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University is launching another way to make tuition more affordable.

The Boiler Affordability Grant helps Indiana middle-income families cover remaining costs.

To qualify for the Grant, a gross household income must be $70,000 a year or less.

The Purdue Division of Financial Aid projects about 3,000 students will qualify starting next fall.

The grant is being aided by both existing university funds, and by outside donors.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says this will help families know about their finances in advance.

"I hope provides more clarity early on so families can know starting now that they'll be covered to that extent if their student chooses Purdue,” said Daniels.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the university will continue its financial efforts.

“The job is not done. There are still families who are struggling and scrimping and we're going to help them all we can," he said.

The Boiler Affordability Grant goes in part with the tuition freeze that's been in place at Purdue since 2012.

President Daniels says more programs are being developed to aid both current and incoming students.

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